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of the working man's life. >> they seem to be doing that in some states. >> not allowing union bosses to compel them to write checks from their paychecks. where they don't belong. >> front page of all the papers. controversial right-to-work measures will soon be the law of the land in michigan. republican governor rick snider signed the law despite wide protests at the capitol. the law will make it illegal for a union employee to pay union dues as a condition of their employment. >> let's explain that. just for half a second. then we'll go on. right to work, what does it mean? people ask me, what does it mean? it means unions can force somebody to pay them if they want to get a job in the state of michigan. >> well, what it means is, if you get a job, the union extracts money from your paycheck for the dues for union dues. >> well, yeah. >> automatically. >> automatically. >> you've got no choice. oh, you want to work here? well, you've got to pay us. >> right. >> what if i don't want to pay you? what if i don't want to support the candidates you support? what if they're the antithesis of my va
or not to join a union. until tonight you had to join a union. >> eric: more interesting to that is that they closed school districts in and around the detroit area because teachers decided to protest instead of teaching the kids. >> gretchen: that is insane. especially when you think of snow days coming. in fact minnesota had 18 inches of snow and protestors that they can make it out of minnesota to get to state of michigan. now the kids are going to suffer? it is a repercussion of this? >> eric: what are the teachers teaching the kids by not showing up to work and protesting a right to work legislation that is passed legally and no tricks done. they vote add for a republican governor who said he would do that and he did do that. >> steve: kids will learn how teachers get a day off. calling in sick. talking about taylor, michigan. so many teachers called in sick superintendents said we'll take tomorrow off, kids. see you back here on wednesday. the president of the united states was in michigan and he said right to work thing, sure you have heard the stories about good w
as usual. i could go on about the fiscal glove, and i will. unions after michigan targeting the nation, and i will. trust me when i say, i will stick to business. for starters tonight, i am not just stock on business. what i am stuck on is tell a tragedy like this profoundly affect business in ways you know like a moment of solace. trying desperately to make sense of an unspeakable tragedy, and they can't, no one can. for all the expertise, a complete loss trying to understand this senseless taking of life. so many lives. i don't offer much to explain that. i do predict this. coming when they did to me it will have a profound effect on not just our psyche, but our economy. the shoppers to pause, parents who lost to be in this debt. still intend to make this a special holiday for their family, but maybe a little less focused. i bet you this past weekend, like the state a lot of folks are simply questioning why stop in their shopping tracks to ponder the fragility of life and thinking of those now devastated families in connecticut. they're but by the grace of god. and not saying that ma
, rushing through legislation that substantial i will reduces union power by banning unions from requiring workers to pay union dues and online onshops that pay yub onwages. go governor snyder adopted the argument that he's freeing workers from having to pay union dues. >> i hope this gives the unions an opportunity to be more successful. by having an opportunity that really have to listen to all the workers there. and say, why are they delivering a value proposition that workers can stand up and choose to joined? >> the latest wave of union setbacks to hit the midwest and states where organized labor is traditionally strong like wisconsin and indiana. this time, however, it happened in michigan, the heart lanlds of the american labor movement. a state that's long been the spiritual center of postwar moern unionism. governor snider is a smart enough politician to recognize how powerfully with his constituents. parsing his words kierfully when he was asked about the right to work in february. >> the state legislature in indiana has recently and this is a state issue, taken up right to work.
a government agency for huge pro-union favoritism. congressman darrell issa will join us later on. and stocks are having a fine year. we'll take a look at how it may continue. >>> but first up, the questions and grieving continue in newtown, connecticut, tonight. police say it will be months before their investigation is finished. today, the first two victims from the massacre were laid to rest. nbc's jay gray joins us now from newtown, connecticut, with the latest. good evening, jay. >> reporter: good evening to you, larry. it seems like it just gets more difficult every day here in newtown. you talked about it. two of the young victims laid to rest today. 6-year-old first graders joined by their friends, classmates and families from this community, all struggling to get through this today. and when you stop and think they have to do this 18 more times for children and then the six adults, the teachers and the staff members who gave up their lives trying to protect the children inside that school, it's the beginning of what's going to be just a heart-wrenching process for this community. and
the smithsonian's roof. this has you hitting the roof. speaking of hitting, remember the union guys and the fists? get lawyers. get lawyers. [bleep] - ♪ o beautiful ♪ for spacious skies ♪ for amber waves of grain ♪ for purple mountain majesties ♪ ♪ above the fruited plain - ♪ america! ♪ america! - ♪ god shed his grace on thee ♪ - ♪ on thee - ♪ and crown thy good with brotherhood ♪ - ♪ from sea to shining sea - ♪ from sea to ♪ to shining sea ♪ america the beautiful ♪ from sea to shining sea neil: don't say i dn't warn you with washington set to give $60 billion to sandy battered states. how is the smithsonian getting $2 million of that to fix a roof on one of its buildings. it was not damaged because of sandy. it was damaged before sandy. no wonder americans for tax reform is so upset. i guess this shouldn't surprise us, but more to come, i suspect? >> right, neil, this is why as we talk about the fiscal cliff and debating what can be done, anyone who's not telling you spending needs to be on the table and need to cut spending as part of the deal and solution is
. this has you hitting the roof. speaking of hitting, remember the union guys and the fists? get lawyers. get lawyers. [bleep] [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. i'm going b-i-g. [ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. neil: don't say i dn't warn you with washington set to give $60 billion to sandy battered states. how is the smithsonian getting $2 million of that to fix a roof on one of its buildings. it was not damaged because of sandy. it was damaged before sandy. no wonder americans for tax reform is so upset. i guess this shouldn't surprise us, but more to come, i suspect? >> right, neil, thisis why as we talk about the fiscal cliff and debating what can be done, anyone who'sot telling you spding needs to be on the table and need to cut spending as part of the deal and solution
in the house, one passed as you said, 51-48. that is the public union portion of the right-to-work law. that passed the house. now with the house is going to do is vote on a senate bill on private unions and that is also expected to pass. once that does if it does, it's expected that measure will head to governor rick snider's desk where he is expected to sign it. i did talk to protesters here, i let them know that the first part did pass. one teacher i talked with who came out today said they're not listening to us standing out here. at the same time another person in favor of the measure came up to me and said, what's the latest? i said the first measure passed and she jumped up and said, yeah. you are feeling the tension start to happen here. one thing that happened 40 minutes ago a tent i don't know if you can see it there, a tent, that tent was actually for a group in favor of the right-to-work measure and one point, the unions tore it down. union members tore it down, presumably out of -- out of the tents -- the anger and the tense feeling that they are feeling here today in fron
are the unions here. >> he has had a lot of them across the board. >> karen is right. they have had a lot of problems. see, brian, you hear what they are saying, what this is, is very high brow, distinguished rigamarol. and knowledgeable as well. don't get me wrong. we have the best of the best here. but i could see the feds easing, europe is easing. i can see maybe profits are going to come in better. maybe we had great housing coming in today. when they are doing this toe dance, how can the market make sense of that. >> we have had the debt crisis to train us how to deal with this? you start ignoring what the politicians had to say. and that is really now traders look at it. >> i'm here to tell you, one for one doesn't work. this is going to be his biggest challenge. the racing ising of the top chae is it. republicans aren't going to like that. and the grass roots aren't going to like that. and the only people that are going to like it are the liberals and the unions. >> but this is a big problem on spending and i think that is where the president will see the deal fall apart. they are
international union of north america, the goodmen and women of the laborers' union under president terri o'sullivan they made news yesterday in new jersey by endorsing governor chris christie for reelection. how about that? >> wow. >> don't even know who the democratic. who says labor unions only support democrats. at any rate the labors union, find out more at liuna.org, liuna.org. changing trends. good news. looks like the tide is turning on the gun-control room front today after major news out of the white house, out of wall street and across the board about the nra. your calls at 866 t welcome. here is something you might want to consider here if you are one of those families who is not having a hard time making ends meet at the end of each month. incomeathome.com. they are america's leading work-from-home business, doing business today in over 80 countries. so they know what they are doing. and this is something you can do easily, no matter your age education, experience, you can litted really earn money on your own computer from your own kitchen table
about this period right after world war ii, because it was a time the soviet union had reached a height, there was an apotheosis of stalinism. it was reinforced by the experience of the war. by 1945, it was a fully developed system with an economic theory and a clear ideology, and it was at this moment the red army marched into central europe and began imposing that system on the central european states, so you can see how from scratch -- what did the soviets think their system was? what did they think was important, and how did they try to carry it out? >> where did they get to right to march into eastern europe? >> they were the victors of the war. hitler had invaded germany in 1941, and they fought back against the germans, and they kept going against berlin. >> define stalinism. >> stalinism was a developed system of control. it believed it could control everything, not only in politics and economics but social life, civic life, sports clubs and chess clubs. in the stalinist system, there were no independent institutions of any kind. no independent voices of any kind were allowed to
to one of the nation's largest unions, united auto workers. despite them standing on the state's capital, right to work was signed into law, making michigan the 24th state that bans employees having to pay union dues. contrary to popular opinion, it wasn't the plan of michigan's self-proclaimed, tough nerd. >> rick snyder for michigan. he's one tough nerd. >> now, while governor rick snyder may consider himself one tough nerd, to others, it's not the case. instead, he's one of the compliant puppets with big money donors pulling his strings. this is a backroom deal that goes on at local, state and federal rules. we need to follow the bills. oh, no, sorry, two bills, yes, and the dollar bills. the dollar, dollar bills, y'all. when it comes to legislation, snyder took everyone by surprise even before he became governor snyder, he said right to work was di- visive and not on his agenda. that's when he flipped the switch. according to the nation, once snyder changed his position money supporting the bill poured in from mack knack center, right wing think tank and the michigan basted progress
between pro-union protesters and right-to-workers. and new evidence that shows how crazy it's gotten. breaking news in the fiscal cliff crisis. speaker barron killing the vote on his plan "b." look. >> so here we are, ladies and gentlemen... in what appears to many to be dark days. the president is determined to leap off the cliff. >> what the american people are watching right here, right now is the tragic comedy because the other side knows quite well that even if this legislation passes the house today, it is going nowhere. >> president obama and if senate democrats haven't done much of anything. >> this is not a plan -- it's a ploy. >> people are not blaming obama for any of this mess yet. >> two republicans take up our bill in the house, the one that passed here, there is nothing to discuss. we are not taking up any of the things they are working on. >> this idea of passing plan "b" is dead on arrival. >> obama is getting credit for trying to fix it and trying to deal with it -- that's got to change. >> we also know very well that revenues are not the issue here, it is spending.
them in my state of the union, and we will be working with interested members of congress to try to get something done. >> the president described specific measures that he would support. >> a majority of americans support banning the sale of military-style assault weapons. a majority of americans support banning the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips. a majority of americans support laws requiring background checks before all gun purchases. i urge the new congress to hold votes on these measures next year in a timely manner. >> the president's initiative will be led by vice president joe biden. in 2008, the national rifle association warned that joe biden will be the most anti-gun vice president in american history. >> the nra is -- an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. and i would expect that they have been impacted by this, as well. and hopefully they will do some self reflection. there is a big chunk of space between what -- you know, the second amendment means and having no rules at all. and that space is what joe is going to be working on to try to iden
of the hour. his small business was destroyed by a violent mob of union protestors. now he is getting some help bouncing back. our coverage of the school tragedy in connecticut. next everyone is asking why this happened. is it the product of a changing culture? school counselor and psycho therapist joins us up next. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the marke he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 c250 for $349 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. this bible changed the world. i'm kirk cameron.
in union square. >> the flags are whipping. it's crazy loud. >> carrie keyes was one of many people who battled the wind to keep their umbrellas upright and right side out. apparently no matter the weather the time for holiday shopping is short. >> well, obviously it's not keeping us away. [ laughter ] we don't mind it. >> well, with the last bit of daylight we have here, you can see the line between the clouds and blu skies over the coming up next we arrived at treasure island about 5:00 and that is the time that the primary part of the storm morphed south of here. on treasure island, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> from ken we'll go to the north bay where debora villalon has been monitoring conditions there and a sinkhole that opened up earlier today. >> reporter: that is right, sewn ♪ [ music ] ♪ marin, napa all counties battered hard by the wind and the rain. and we're looking at one of the after-effects a sinkhole that closed a road here. road crews spent several hours getting stoney point road patched, where it intersected madron road. they just don't trust stoney poi
jose. oakland road, you'll notice there, allen rock head out towards the each bay aroun$&x/m union city. we're seeing rainfall. and as we pull out here, there are spotty sprinkles, showers, out towards san francisco up towards north bay we go. there is our radar beam. i'll let you know if our own radar will be tracking more rain over the wheekd i come back. ama? larry? >> thank you. we do have continuing coverage of the school tragedy. these are live pictures from newtown, connecticut. now, people are inside of the church gathering for a vigil to remember the victims. >> also, investigators looking into a massive fire destroying a fremont plant what. workers are being told sewed. >> michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook and will answer them here live a little bit later, you can contact michael on facebook.com and on twitter. m finney. >> at 4:13, taking a look at friday afternoon commute. s directions. at the skyway in downtown san francisco, leftx,wjm to right heading towards bay bridge, and also, very, very slow heading southbound if you're heading towards th
of europe and the european union to designate hezbollah as a terrorist organization and so forth. the presiding officer: is there objection to proceeding to the measure? without objection. mr. reid: the ask the senate proceed to a voice vote on the adochghts resolution. -- on the adoption of the resolution. the presiding officer: is there further debate? if not, all in favor say aye. those opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes have it. the resolution is adopted. mr. reid: thanks, mr. president. i ask further that the preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table, that there be no intervening action or debate and that any statements related to this matter appear in the record at the appropriate place as if given. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to h.r. 1845. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 1845, an act to provide a demonstration project providing medicare coverage and so forth. the presiding officer: is there any objection to procee
as early as sunday after current union contracts expire. more than 14,000 workers that handle 95 percent of the cargo on the east coast are expect to do walk off the job. >> fan me m-- fannie mae and freddie make are taking on high risk loans. the government backed mortgage companies would be allowed to charge higher interest rates in return to guaranteeing loans at risk of defaulting. the proposal would have to be approved congress. >>> president obama is spending christmas with some of the nation's bravest men and women. greeting marines at a gays near their vacation home in hawaii paying tribute to them and their family. an annual vacation tradition for president obama. that is your 5@5:00. >>> speaking of the president. fox news confirming he will be cutting his vacation short to get back to work on the fiscal cliff. peter doocy has more. >> president obama will departed hawaii for washington, d.c. late tonight leaving his wife michelle and daughters sasha and malia behind. the latest guidance we have from white house is that the president will be back here in the nation's capital wh
, components used in manufacturing. the international longshoreman's union will continue to deliver certain other kinds of things like military cargo, some perishables and some mail but no container ships, that the trucks transport across america. frozen foods, wholesale goods, clothings. the dispute for 15,000 dock workers represented by the longshoremen, is something, cargo fees go on to each container and fees supplement salaries and pay for workers. the companies want a chance to cap the fees, set a maximum limit. the union says that is off limits. no way we're not going to do that. maritime management representing ports taking a hard long. apparently like a lockout what they do in sports. they turned down an offer by the union to extend the current contract to the end of january. so they're kind of putting pressure on them. the union in a very interesting situation. they're affiliated with the afl-cio, stalwart allies of the obama administration. would they really hurt the economy this way? because, a similar strike for 10 days along the west coast ten years ago cost a billion dollars
with more. i would think it would be a hot commodity. >> reporter: here is the interesting thing. union intransigence helped kill the twinkie and the paragon of junk food may be brought back to life by one of the most hated union foes of all, walmart. reports are walmart is looking at the body parts of the neb did hostess brand. 40 percent of hostess we sales. turnkeys, hellos, ding-dongs, and of the delights. here is how delicious it might be. closing doors after mark -- last month. needed to reduce $100 million per year in retiree health costs. over half of it going to people who never worked at hostess. forcing the company to run to separate fleets, now they're looking at buying a pieces. mostly brands without the union plans and some 18,000 workers, most union employees. now comes walmart, object of union's corn for years. protesters descended on stores to pick over workers having to serve shoppers on thanksgiving night, never mind that more union people than actual walmart employees are protesting. never mind the unions don't represent walmart workers, but they would love to. think
in the union. i daresay virtually every congressional district. like single employer plans, the last -- investments shrank but missed the not. so the contributions necessarily rose at a time when the businesses had less work and less ability to pay them. six years ago a bipartisan coalition in congress with the support of the business and labour community passed the pension protection act. that was an important piece of legislation that recognize that not all multi employer plans or like. some plans are healthier and others. the different plants have different needs. they need flexibility. similar coalition recognizing that multi employer plans as well as in the sun will need a greater from -- funding flexibility. where are we today? after all the events of the past decade, the financial health of these plans varies widely. as you can see from that status kraft, there is a wide range of financial conditions. two years ago, about one-third of all the participants were in plans that reported of a third of 10 million people were in plans that reported they were in green status. today ab
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of the biggest maker of the assault rifles. what prompted the move, the union said that it was investigating its deal with cerbus. >> people are passionate about this issue. >> reporter: people see it as a step, making assault rifles taboo. >> at the end of the day, it's not the dollar that counts. but the sense. the sense of what they are going with their money. the sense of the weapons we are selling to the general bub lick. >> reporter: but in the wake of the shoots, sales of assault weapons have jumped. the largest makers and seles of assault rifles. i'm calling to see if bass pro shops -- >> i want to know in cabela's. >> six mikers, none has followed california's lead. dick's sporting goods says it's going to remove some rifles for the time being. only walmart got back to us saying no assault rifles will come off the shelf but they have removed an ad out of respect for the town of newtown. the ad was for an assault rifle used in the massacre. we are are going to keep coming back to companies. and everybody says they want to make a difference to see kbha they actually intoend do. >> as we k
very much a work in progress. it is work that i would guess that every state in the union as undertaking. >> we call several gun stores that declined on-camera interviews, but did tell 11 news that guns are moving off the shelves at record rates. we were referred to a news release that read in part upon what we call it -- we find it callous and disrespectful that certain politicians and gun control advocates are so focused on their political agenda that they could not find it in their hearts to refrain from publicly exploiting this heartbreaking tragedy until after the victims had been returned to their families and loved ones." and the democratic senator from the murray townie announced what he is calling an anti--- montgomery county announced what he is calling an anti-gun violence package. lowell melser, wbal tv-11 news. >> alright. thank you. for the first time since the shooting in connecticut, the national rifle association is commenting on the tragedy. the statement reads in part "it is shock, sadness, and are broken by the horrific and senseless murders in newtown.
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. abc 7 news laura anthony is wlif that part of the story. laura? >> yes. near union city, the school district has been planning it's first activel(pykçó r# shor drill here sometime. but now, in light of events they'll have to come up with ways to conduct such a drill, explining to it kids in a way that doesn't traumatize students. >> i found out on social network autos many students in the bay area learned about the connecticut shooting on facebook. >> it is just wrong. like... they're not adults yet. they're killing little kids. >> leo was waiting to pick up his granddaughter. >> do you think kids should have to wory about going to school? >> naturally. everybody has to worry. it's terrible. >> new haven district psychologist spent most of her day talking with teachers and staff about how to spot signs of disstay with us stres in kids, how to respond when they come back next week, informed. >> let them know every once in a while this does happen. it rarely happens and that there are adults there that they can go to when they're feeling afrayed. >> in oakland, the district sent hom
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, then moving south. here's a look at the scene, at san francisco's union square, was the wet weather didn't deter holiday shoppers. it is causing delays of up to 50 minutes at san francisco international airport. >>> in downtown alameda, people bundled up against the rain and chilly temperatures. we saw heavy showers throughout the afternoon. we have live team coverage tonight. we begin with matt keller, live in san jose. >> reporter: well, heather, 250 beds are available here at the james fbi cardo reception center in san jose. when it's cold and wet like today, all of them are taken. dozens more are given mats to sleep on. here's video of the line for the hot meal tonight. firefighters say the homeless population is especially vulnerable during these types of weather conditions. >> we're concerned about hypothermia and again, the cold weather can exacerbate existing health conditions. >> normally i'm downtown. i have a place to camp in a sleeping bag and i -- it's just the rain. the rain pushes us all inside, if you don't want to catch pneumonia. >> reporter: the firefighters say during
to the weekend. but the rain could not keep shoppers from hitting the stores today in union square in san francisco. people in downtown alameda brought out their hats and sweaters too. the east bay received heavy showers this afternoon and the streets were a little slick. in san jose workers in an emergency shelter say the beds have been filled every day this since cold weather began. dozens of homeless people are having to sleep on the floor tonight. firefighters are concerned about those outside suffering from hypothermia. south bay temperatures were 12 degrees below normal. mark tamayo has been tracking the weather system. you join us now with how much rain fell. it was chilly out there today. >> that was the main component of t . temperatures only in the low to mid 40s. rainfall took its time to get going but as you can see here, it did move through cause the entire bay area. rainfall totals were .20 of an inch. san jose, .14. as far as the cold temperatures, these are the highs from this afternoon. only in the 40s. 42 degrees in fairfield for the afternoon high. that would be an over
. we have more on the subject with the panel. a debate going on for decades. union and labor activists say it's good for economy. business owners disagree. peter doocy explains minimum wage is a hot topic. >> nearly 1 million people across america get raise on new yore's day. not reward for job well done but they live in step states raising the minimum wage next week with increases ranging from modest dime an hour in missouri to 35 cents an hour in rhode island. supporters say right now income guarantee is important since some unions are weakening. >> the increase in the minimum wage does give workers the kind of safety net that businesses themselves and some governments frankly are taking away little by little. >> some experts think that assessment is antiquated. >> union and advocacy groups don't realize is the battle is no longer with management. it's with technology. if you go in the local target or something like that, you check your own price, automatic price checker instead of people on the floor to help you out. we have been through a period where we have seen the impact of hig
of a labor impasse/a. union workers are having a disagreement with hms host the company that runs concessions at the airport union says the company wants employees to pay lw insurance increases takÄp unpaid meal breaks and freeze wages for the rest of the contract. union workers plan to rally from noon to 6:00 this evening outside the airport terminals. >>> north korea says it has continue -- detain add american citizen after he confessed to unspecified crimes. they say he's from washington state and he is known as kenneth bay, a 44-year-old tour operator of korean descent. officials say the crimes were proven through evidence. media reports say he was taken into custody after entering the country in early november as part of a tour. >>> we are waiting new commentsqto>é from house speaker z cliff talks he's expected to speak in a little more than 10 minutes from now. thúká(>i- >>> good morning. they are worried about going over the fiscal cliff into a recession. yórñ house republican leaders postponed vote on legislation that would raise taxes on households earning more th
. >> and jonathan, the president said in december, this will be in my state of the union address. i think we are likely to see somebody in the gallery who has been affected by this kind of murder. >> i think the momentum that joy is afraid is foeing to dissipate actually won't. he has given it more than a month to get them in order so that when he delivers the state of the union address. as you say with the power of paragraphs in that speech. the power of seeing the parents of one of the slain children or all of them there in the gallery, it would be very, very hard for that new congress to look at those family's faces and to vote no on something that would relieve the nation's pain. >> i think the nra has proved that it is not a guarantee that if they organized and spend against you that you are going to loose. >> thank you goemg for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >> the judge who sentenced the man who shot gabby giffords will do tonight's rewrite. >>> i'm going to be joined by a that when he delivers the state of the union address. as you say with the power of paragraphs in that speech.
to the fiscal cliff and what it could mean for federal employees. unions are pushing hard to preserve federal jobs in the fiscal cliff deal. more about that would jacqueline simon. later, you thought the election of 2012 was over. not yet. the electoral college is meeting at noon today to make another step forward in the process of getting the president into his second term. we will hear more from the american university professor james thurber. we will leave you with more comments from president obama last night in newtown, connecticut, at the interfaith prayer vigil. [video clip] >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. they lost their lives in a school that could of been any school, in a quiet town full of good and decent people. it could be any town in america. here in newtown, i have come to offer the love and prayers of the nation. i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depth of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. i can only hope it helps for you to know that you are not alone in your grief, that our world too has been t
? gerri: mayor was a day, there was a time when -- we're talking the california teachers' union, these two entities were considered highly moral operators in the world of investing. they were the first to pull out of south africa investments. people paid attention to what they did and others to do the same thing. these two unions are bilking of the state of california out of every dollar they can get. you see into something like this, put pressure on a private investment company to dump stake in a legitimate company and you got to think is that really leadership? ashley: the knee-jerk reaction to everything going gone. gerri: i don't know it is a knee-jerk. i believe they think they're taking a leadership role. this is the teachers' union. teachers were killed. i would not say is a knee-jerk. it is fought through but it is interesting how our view of these two unions has changed so dramatically over the decades that now you see something dramatic like this and stand back, is that something i want to follow or not? because then there is the notion of social investing. should you care about
is threatening unions all across the nation, right? >> it really is heather, the longshoreman have been threatened by automation. it takes one longshoreman to do a job in the early 1960s it took three men to do. as automation has increased the longshoreman's union demanded their job security be plea served. the shipping industry worked out a deal where longshoreman would be paid a fee based on the weight of every container this a ship carries. but the industry finds it prohibitive lee expensive. >> antiquated work rules we've seen in it automotive industry, in the steel industry where efficient will see and new productive machines can come into play and people get displaced by that. it's been a difficult thing but it's one of the things that in order to maintain the cost and competitiveness in a global marketplace we have to pay attention to. >> reporter: president obama is basically caught in a web of his own making. he wants to be competitive in the global marketplace buy also owes his victory in part to unions, and by extense to some of the antiquated work rules that they support. >>
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union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age appropriate manner. sandy hook students have not returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school. on tuesday the white house spoke about the possibility of president obama supporting new legislation on weapons. >> he sports and would sport legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the nat
on this special edition of "state of the union." first, the latest on the newtown murders. this morning connecticut's chief medical examiner will perform autopsies on the gunman and his mother, who was killed at her home. the results will be released during a news conference later today. the names of the victims were made public last night. 12 girls and 8 boys killed, all either 6 or 7 years old. the six adults killed at the school were women. the medical examiner says every victim he saw was hit more than once, and all the wounds he saw were inflicted by the semi-automatic rifle found at the scene. president obama will be here in newtown late this afternoon to meet with the victims' families and speak at an evening memorial. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti is outside the home the gunman and his mother shared. susan, let me bring you in. tell me, what is the latest on the investigation? >> reporter: we know that the investigators including atf agents will be continuing to pound the streets today chasing down leads that they have looking into what is being told to me, describe
'm going to be back later but our coverage right now continues with "state of the union with candy crowley." >> good afternoon for this special edition of state of the union. i'm candy crowley. moments ago connecticut police wrapped up a news conference and they said there has been misinformation about the investigation including claims of quotes from the gunman. connecticut's governor told cnn the gunman got into the school by using his assault weapon to shoot his own entrance into the building. connecticut's medical examiner said the rifle found at the scene friday was the primary weapon in the massacre. president obama will be here in newtown in a few hours and meet with the victims' families and will speak at an interfaith vigil at 7:00 p.m. eastern. joining me now, two connecticut lawmakers richard bloomenle that and congressman and senator-elect chris murphy whose district includes newtown. let me start with the past couple days for you all. i know you have talked to some of these families who understandably don't want to be out in public except for when they choose to. we did see on
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